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late payments

Addressing the issue of late payments in government contracts

The efforts of Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden concerning new measures designed to address the issue of late payments in government contracts and to “level the playing field” for small firms looking to bid for work are discussed here by Open Access Government
supplier payments

The public sector can set the example on supplier payments

In the wake of the Carillion bankruptcy, there is an opportunity for the public sector to set a new global standard for supplier payments, argues David Brown, CPO and co-founder of Previse.
Financial services

Financial services: The explosion of cryptocurrencies

Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift speaks to us about the explosion of cryptocurrencies from a financial services perspective. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on swapping digital currencies and the role of innovation in the field
cryptocurrencies

Building wealth through cryptocurrencies

Director of Investor Relations at Atlas Quantum, Bruno Peroni shares his expert views on building wealth through cryptocurrencies
EU economy

EU economy on the rise as incomes increase and unemployment rate falls

The economy of the European Union (EU) is currently doing quite well. We are most likely at the end of an expansionary phase of the business cycle, average incomes have risen above pre-crisis levels and the average unemployment rate of EU member states is down to 7% from almost 11% in 2013
Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin Cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin this, Blockchain that. All we ever hear about lately is cryptocurrencies and how they are going to transform the world. But what exactly is cryptocurrency and how does it work?
Scottish festivals

Scottish festivals boosts economy by millions

The Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, will be joined by other UK Government cabinet ministers in Edinburgh in a show of support for Scottish festivals and to celebrate the international profile and significant economic boost they bring
renters

Tech companies win government competition to help renters onto property ladder

Winners of the government's Rent Recognition Challenge Tech will use their prize money to create a simple to use apps that will help renters towards owning their own home.
universal credit

Universal Credit could grant abusers with more control over family income

A simplified Universal Credits system now makes payments to one person per household, which can often leave victims of domestic abuse and their children entirely dependent on their attacker
UK taxpayers

HMRC warn UK taxpayers it’s time to declare offshore assets

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging UK taxpayers to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assets before 30 September to avoid higher tax penalties
tax credits

New parents could miss out on £500 a year in tax credits for incorrectly...

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging parents to check their income to avoid potentially missing out on an average of £495 a year.
County Councils Network

County Councils Network accepts measures to make grant funding fairer

The County Councils Network (CCN) has welcomed measures in the local government finance settlement that could make grant funding for councils fairer.
economic growth

HS2 Conference: Unlocking huge development, regeneration and economic growth opportunities

On the 7th November, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Birmingham for the HS2 Economic Growth Conference supported by HS2 Ltd – the largest business conference of the year focused on driving and unlocking the huge economic growth opportunities which HS2 will bring to the UK
dominating industry

Revealed: Europe’s start-up capital and the most dominating industry

Taking a closer look at the start-up industry in Europe, Paymentsense have conducted research to find out which countries have seen the most significant rise in start-ups between 2013 -2017
Public sector digital transformation

Public sector digital transformation needs financial leadership to succeed

According to a new report by CIPFA and Eduserv, developments in technology are changing the way public bodies operate and deliver services, but digital preparedness presents challenges for financial teams and requires effective leadership, organisational engagement and insightful risk management
smart contracts

The core principles of smart contracts

Frederik De Breuck, Presales Director and Business Assurance BeLux, Head of the EMEIA Blockchain Innovation Center at Fujitsu Technology Solutions reveals his thoughts on the core principles of smart contracts
local authorities

Using data analytics to create new opportunities for local authorities

Steve Shirley, Vice President of Public Sector at Mastercard provides insight into using data analytics to create new opportunities for local authorities
blockchain payments

Nuggets teams up with QFPay to signal further progress in China

UK blockchain payments and ID platform teams up with QFPay, a Chinese mobile payment solution provider
economic growth

Time to “include the excluded” and ensure full participation in economic growth

Bev Hurley, Chair of the Institute of Economic Development (IED) argues that now is the time to “include the excluded” and ensure their full participation in economic growth
Future of Europe

The future of Europe: The Euro

Eva Maydell MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) shares her interesting views on the future of Europe, focussing on its most symbolic element, the Euro

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